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Super charge your business and learn some of the fundamental business management skills for independent fitness professionals.

Our business skills course delivers skills needed to set up successfully in business, including modules in writing a business plan and a marketing plan, researching business ideas, using targets and objectives and the importance of financial forecasting

We offer the course via distance study, helping you to fit your study into your lifestyle, and once completed successfully you’ll receive the Level 3 Award in Business Skills for Fitness Professionals.

Signing up is simple: please fill in our online application or call us. Once your application has been accepted, you’ll enjoy immediate access to your course material.

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Level 3 Award in Business Skills for the Fitness Professional


Level 3 Award in Business Skills for the Fitness Professional



During this course you will learn how to formulate an initial business strategy that will act as the backbone of your business. Like fitness training, businesses need goals, progress check ups and reviews to ensure success.

All businesses are subject to certain laws and requirements. To help you avoid getting caught out this business skills course covers all the key aspects of business law you will be required to be aware of.

Most fitness professionals will need to do some level of marketing to get their name out there and generate business. During this module you will learn effective marketing methods, how to conduct market research and how to implement a marketing plan.

Product management is a common tripping point for a wide variety of businesses. Learning to manage the life cycle of the product you are offering is essential to the longevity of your business.

No business skills course would be complete without covering how to manage finances effectively. During this module you'll study how to price effectively, policies and how to plan/secure income.

The key to any sale comes in the end user's desire for the product, so as a business owner it's your job to create that desire. While you may be very aware of the importance of health and fitness that isn't a view shared by everyone, so being able to communicate the importance is essential.

Frequently Asked Questions


Our business skills course is accredited by YMCA Awards and once you’ve successfully completed the course you’ll be awarded the Level 3 Award in Business Skills for Fitness Professionals. This qualification is recognised by REPs in the UK and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

All TRAINFITNESS courses are managed via our online learning portal. A main feature of the portal is the Student Desktop which you’ll gain access to as soon as you’ve enrolled. Through it you can view your online course material, book onto course days, training days and assessment days, and watch the relevant recorded audiovisual eClasses~.

Using the TRAINFITNESS app you can also do this on the move via the Mobile Student Desktop. The app is compatible with Apple iOS 8.1 and above and Android Jellybean (4.2.2) and above, and of course you’ll need wireless internet connection*.

The business skills course is delivered via distance study. You’ll work through the online course material and complete the portfolio which includes assignments. You’ll submit the portfolio for marking when you’ve completed it, but within two years from the date of enrolment.

Before you can request the relevant qualification certificate, you must satisfy and complete all course requirements. This includes, for example, the online course material.

There’s no guarantee that any course will be offered for more than two (2) years from the date you enrol, so you need to make sure you complete the course within this time frame.

*Devices, manufacturers and operating systems are subject to change
~If applicable to the course you enrol on

There is no attendance requirement for this course.

No prior education is required for this course. Everything you need to know will be covered within the course material, however the course has been designed for personal trainers and fitness instructors working in the industry.

A basic level of English and Maths will be necessary to understand the content, and you'll need a reasonable level of health and fitness.

You can pay in full, up front, via PayPal, a credit or debit card, over the phone, via our secure online portal or in person.

Learner Support– You’ll have access to our Learner Support team, dedicated to assisting you with study questions and queries. The team is generally available via phone, email or through the Helpdesk Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm GMT, excluding Bank holidays and office closures.

Online Community – If you prefer peer-to-peer help with your business skills course, then you can also join in the conversation on one of our social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.

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